Graduate Teachers Professional Learning Program

Southwest Region of Victoria

Delivered online and Face to Face

AITSL developments outcomes


Self Directed


About this Program

Deakin University, on behalf of Beyond the Bell (BtB), is offering a professional learning program specifically targeted for graduate teachers in the greater southwest region of Victoria. 

Who is this program for?

The workshops offered will be for graduate teachers in their first and second years of teaching and for teachers in the third and fourth years of teaching.

In order to tailor the program to your specific needs, you are invited to complete this survey. By providing Deakin with specific information about your current professional needs, we will be able to develop a timely and relevant professional learning program. The workshops will also provide you with an opportunity to network and connect with other colleagues.

This program will be delivered over two workshops in 2023 (term 2 and term 4) utilising both online and face-to-face modes. To ensure anonymity, the link to register for the workshop will be provided at the end of the survey, that will go directly to Deakin. All graduate teachers are encouraged to attend these workshops. You will not need additional permission from your school to attend these workshops unless they clash with a prior commitment.

Course dates

Graduate teachers in their first/second & Graduate teachers in their third/fourth year of teaching

Date Time Delivery mode
Workshop B Session 6 22 Nov 3.45 – 4.45 pm Online

Location for face to face is the Deakin University Warrnambool Campus


To register for this program please email 

Program staff

Professor Louise Paatsch is the Deputy Director of Deakin University’s Strategic Research Centre in Education – Research for Educational Impact (REDI). Her research focuses on children’s and young people’s communication, language, pretend play, and literacy development, with a strong focus on metapragmatic and pragmatic language use and the link to social communication.

Professor Julianne Moss is the Director of REDI – the centre for Research for Educational Impact at Deakin University. REDI is a large research centre that is committed to the never ending struggle for social justice and leading educational idea.  My research program is developed from questions of equity, participation and agency and shows sustained links to schools, school systems and the professional work of early career teachers. Leading change through a focus on curriculum and social theory, curriculum leadership, practitioner inquiry and qualitative research methodology, notably visual methods  I am active in working along education systems in Australia and internationally to shape policy and practice.

Dr Jacqui Peters
Dr Jacqui Peters is a Lecturer in Health and Physical Education in the School of Education at Deakin University.  A long time teacher and academic, Jacqui has a keen interest in the student experience, teacher identity, curriculum, assessment and pedagogy, Jacqui’s PhD focused on exploring physical educators’ theorising of their practice.

Mrs Kate Moncrieff , Lecturer In Education (Health And Physical Education). Kate has over 30 years of teaching experience in a wide range of settings and is committed to supporting pre-service and early career teachers. She is currently Course Director of an Initial Teacher Education program.

Research interest: Graduate Teachers; Transition, Belonging and Connectedness; Teacher Education

Mr Ray Messer is the coordinator of Deakin’s Access Quality Teaching (AQT) Secondary School Program and also a Site Director in Deakin’s School Alliance Partnership Program. Ray has worked extensively in teacher education in the areas of professional practice, educational disadvantage and teacher professional learning. Ray’s current research is around the graduate teacher experience, effective mentoring, and blended synchronous learning. Ray has taught in a variety of secondary schools both in Australia and abroad and now provides professional development and support for preservice teachers and educators in both local and international schools.

Dr Trevor Mccandless , Research Fellow, Faculty of Arts and Education, School of Education.

Dr Trevor McCandless has worked as a research fellow in REDI since 2017. Among his research interests are educational equity and inclusion, intercultural understanding, graduate teacher development, the future of work and the gender, class and racial implications of school marketing materials.

Dr Harsha Chandir is a research fellow at Deakin’s Research for Educational Impact Centre (REDI). She completed her PhD in 2021 which looked at the assessment of Global Competence in the OECD’s 2018 PISA. Her research interests are international large-scale assessments, sociology of quantification, global citizenship education, intercultural understanding, international mindedness, and education policy.

Mrs Cathy Phillips, Project Officer, School of Education, Faculty of Arts and Education.  Projects: Professional Learning Education Hub, Supporting Oral Language Development and Access Quality Teaching Program

Program Partners

Deakin Professional Learning Education Hub
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